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Tom Pelphrey and Melissa Archer plus more soap stars in Romantic Comedy, Excuse Me For Living!

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A charming, suicidal druggie must obey his rehab-clinic’s demand to lead a seniors men’s group or face incarceration and lose the love of his psychiatrist’s daughter. That is the premise for the upcoming romantic comedy, Excuse Me for Living which boasts an amazing cast of familiar faces to soap, television, and movie fans!

Writer/Director Rick Klass has assembled quite the ensemble!  Starring in the film is Daytime Emmy winner and fan favorite Tom Pelphrey from Guiding Light and As the World Turns.  The film also stars One Life to Live’s Melissa Archer, As the World Turns, Ewa Da Cruz, as well as One Life to Live’s David Gregory and Shenaz Treasurey and Tonja Walker!  This talented group is joined by the likes of Christopher Lloyd, Robert Vaughan, Dick Cavett and Jerry Stiller!  Quite the fun bunch, wouldn’t you say?

Make sure to follow the latest updates o the movies website www.excusemeforliving.net!    What do you think of a Pelphrey and Archer  on-screen pairing?  And the cast of notables? Let us know!

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Paula Kate Prince-Meserole
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Paula Kate Prince-Meserole

Missing Melissa’s Natalie and One Life to Live.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

So do I!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

Make that 3!!

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

She should be on GH with Liam!

Melinda
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Melinda

Very cool! I can’t wait to see it!!

Debi
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Debi

BELCH I HATE MA

Susan M.
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Susan M.

What Is I hate MA?????????????? Do you mean you hate Melissa Archer???? I like Melissa and miss her as Natalie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Debi
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Debi

who said I missed her?

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Kind of a nasty remark….That’s only my opinon….

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Please answer my comment to your post…Read them all.. Looking forward to your reply!!!!!!!!! That’s ALL MY COMMENTS…

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I said I miss Melissa Archer………….. What does BELCH mean???????????? I guess by your comment you didn’t likt OLTL… If you did you would be happy to see Natalie or whoever on GH…………………………Exlain your comment I Hate MA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You mean Melissa Archer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I thinf she talented & pretty……………And would like to see her on GH w/ M. Easton………….Again I miss OLTL………………..Please explain your comment 0n 5/26 at 4:30pm………………………………………….. BELCH I HATE MA??????????????? You hate Melissa Archer????????? I DON”T…. Again EXPLAIN………Clarify your comment..Inquiring minds like to know….Not just me….

kay killgore
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kay killgore

Susan you can go to http://www.lovingllanview.com and it will tell you what cities they are touring right now, I beleive Ms. Archer is on this tour along with Michael Easton.

gloria
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gloria

Susan M., I agree with all of your comments. I too, love Melissa Archer & the character of Natalie & always have. I remember the very first episode of OLTL she appeared in. What a great long story she head. She is gorgeous & I LOVE to see her on GH. They need a pretty redhead. MISS her & everyone on OLTL.

gloria
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gloria

Susan, since she cannot belch/burp where we can all hear her she uses the word to make her point & make sure we all know how much she dislikes “MA”-which looks like she is saying she cannot stand her own mother but whatever, maybe she can’t! ha. We must assume she means Melissa Archer but dislikes her so much she cannot bear to write the name.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I think it is a very nasty comment and not very nice…. I don’t want to know what her foul comment means anymore………That’s all I have to say about this……

gloria
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gloria

I don’t like your comments. Very rude.

gloria
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gloria

I meant to Debi-not Susan M. Debi is rude.

Debi
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Debi

I could care less if you don’t like the fact I don’t care for MA. She is a horrible actress, and her character was written horrible. GLORIA
If you don’t like what I have to say skip my posts. I am entitled to NOT agree with you.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

gloria do you know what BELCH means or stands for???? I would like to know..Not getting a response from the person who made the comment…Again BELCH HATES MA???????????????????????????????? What is this all about?????????? Would really like a answe on this one…I don’t understand those abbreveations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(BELCH) ??????????????? Hates MA(melissa Archer) How could you hate someone you never met!!!!!!!!!!! That isn’t very nice at all…It’s rude & crude……………..Can you answer my questions???? waiting for a reply….Thanks for your comment Gloria 0n 5/27 at 4:25pm…..

gloria
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gloria

“could care” less? think you meant “couldn’t” huh Debi?

Susan M.
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Susan M.

What a nasty remark on 5/28 on 4:56am …………This site is for soap fans to express their comments about the soaps.. Which you are not…………Melissa Archer is not a horrible actress !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And her character wasn’t written horrible either…Yes you are entiled to your opinion but you could have phrased it in a less of a mean way…………………….By the wat I read the ABC soap digest today and they are considering Natalie to pay a visit to John in Port Charles…It’s a GOOD POSSIBLITY….I f you dislike her so much I suggest you don’t watch it…Can’t wait to see NATALIE… Read more »

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Waiting paiently……..BELCH whats that mean????????????????????

May
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May

I think it means I’m jealous and bitter. LOL

Christine
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Christine

Debi,

Your are correct. You are entitled to YOUR opinion, but do you really need to say such nasty things here, on Michael Fairman’s forum? His forum is one of the few remaining forums where people do not resort to swearing and nastiness to both the acting talent and fellow posters.

It is just my opinion, but in this instance, you probably should have just kept your “hate” for “MA” to yourself, as this has stirred up quite the hornet’s nest.

Debi
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Debi

thank you. BELCH means vomit.
anything else I can help you understand?

Rusty
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Rusty

Christine, You don’t have to agree with Debi, but she IS allowed to express her opinion as she chooses. From the only three posts I saw of Debi’s on this thread, not one of them contains swearing. Also, It looks to me that the nastiness is coming from those who are picking on her grammar and those who seem to be harassing her for an explanation of her comments (which seem pretty self-explanatory to me). And for those who couldn’t figure it out, BELCH was probably incorrectly spelled. My inclination is to think it was supposed to read BLECH, as… Read more »

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Boloney!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think saying you HATE someone is reaaly nasty in my book……………….Again, Yes she has a right to her own opinon.. But she prases it so crudely……………Could express her opinion in a nicer way… No the nastiness is coming from people PICKING on her… She lite the fire…..People don’t need to respond so nasty& crude.. I don’t agree with your comment RUSTY…..We have plenty to do with our time.. Do you?? If her comment wasn’t so nasty there would be no need to respond ….Don’t need nasty comments on this site….Why are you defending her ??? Yes her comments… Read more »

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Yes your entitled to your own opinion as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone’s feelings or offend’s you…………………You have to be careful what you say… She is wrong on all counts………………………Defending her you are condoning it…And that person thinks they didn’t say or do anything.. Hate is a strong word………………………………………………………………..

gloria
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gloria

First of all-I love this site, it saved me when I found out OLTL & AMC were cancelled. And Michael Fairman is to die for gorgeous, just sayin’. However, I do NOT love every character, every storyline, every day! Nobody does. Part of the fun of soaps is getting aggravated with stories/characters & venting about it (at least for me) I could strangle Carly on GH sometimes. I used to fast forward thru Spinelli/Maxie, they got on my last nerve. Some days I cannot stand Phyllis on Y&R. Sometimes it takes me a while to warm to a character &… Read more »

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Sorry Michael it won’t happen again………Hopefully the person who started this get’s the message too… That’s Debi who started it with her not so nice remarks..I will not post anymore remarks regarding that matter…… It won’t happen again on my end……..Everyone stop with the remarks too.. I am…Let’s focus on more positive comments..

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I like Melissa Archer and want to see her on GH with John …

Shirley Miller
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Shirley Miller

Sounds like a very fun group of actors – I’ll be watching! Happy our soap actors are getting a chance to play on other shows. Maybe this means Melissa Archer/Natalie won’t be coming to General Hospital to join Michael Eason/John McBain. Anyone know???

david
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david

Last time John had a telephone conversation with Natalie on GH it didn’t sound like they were getting along very well being separated. I fear it is a prelude to their breakup with John staying in Port Charles and Natalie never joining him, but I have no reliable evidence.

Shirley Miller
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Shirley Miller

I agree, David. I don’t feel that Melissa/Natalie will be coming to GH. They don’t seem to be getting along that well – as you said. If John loved Natalie and his son Liam that much, he would be going home to visit them more often. Also, I don’t remember John even asking Natalie how Liam was doing in that last phone call – does anyone else??? Thanks for your reply, David!!!

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

Keeping my fingers crossed that she’ll come to GH! She told Michael Fairman in an interview once – “She’d be open to it!” Hope she still is.

david
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david

No, I didn’t hear John asking about Liam either. I am afraid the family of John, Natalie, and Liam died with OLTL, which is such a shame because they had so little time together. I would love Natalie/Melissa Archer joining John/Michael Easton at GH, but I suspect there are financial limits on how many actors can be employed.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I read the abc soap oprea and it said Natalie might pay Port Charles a visit..It’s not definite yet.. There’s a good possibilty it will happen…Don’t give up on Natalie & John getting together on GH…Read abc soap opera magazine…You will see what I’m talking about………………………………………

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

Hope Melissa comes over to GH. Fans waited so long for John and Natalie to finally connect!!!!

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I aree with Cathy Trinque…………………………………….

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

Me too!

Terri
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Terri

I strongly agree as well Jolie belong together on GH>

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Yes JOLIE belongs on GH……

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Agreed! Their fans deserve to see a united John, Natalie and Liam. After OLTL went dark I imagined they eloped to Atlantic City to make it official. I’d be happy if TPTB did that. I don’t need MA on a GH contract (although I’d love that), just a happy ending. I DO NOT want to see John end up with anyone else after waiting so long for their HEA!

Vanessa
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Vanessa

I am anxious to see the movie but I also wish Melissa was on GH with Michael Easton

Susan M.
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Susan M.

So do I !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Theresa
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Theresa

Should be very interesting..can’t wait for more info on it.

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Wherever you are STAY. Please DONT come ot General Hospital. I will support you from a far…….

I do wish you the BEST in your endeavor’s, and should OLTL ever resume, I would LOVE to see you again as Natalie.

1loveabcsoaps

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I welcome Melissa Archer (Natalie) if she should ever come to Port Charles to be with Micheal Easton (John) & with baby Liam………………I don’t think OLTL will ever resume!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So I would look forward to seeing Melissa on GH if that would happen……………I miss OLTL and welcome them on GH……………………….Whoever they may be…..OLTL was the best soap in my book….OLTL was a heart-warming , emotional, they cared for one another.. Not many mobster stories on OLTL like GH does……..But GH is improving with those kind of stories….

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

You are so right Susan. I would love to see Natalie and John with Liam on GH. He would make a great police commissioner.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I agree John would make a great police commissioner !!!!!!!!!!!!!

david
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david

Great cast. So many interesting and talented people. It should be fun. Looking forward to seeing it.

Molly
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Molly

What channel!?!?!?!

Lynn
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Lynn

I love MA she is so awsome. I will support her no matter what she does. I can’t wait to see her movies. I hope TPTB realize what a fan base she really does have and want to see her on GH with John.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

You sound like a loyal soap fan of OLTL………..So am I………………..

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Ditto. Love Melissa Archer and the character Natalie. Looking forward to her movies. This movie and its cast sound awesome. I’ll watch.

Vanessa
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Vanessa

I think Frank Valentini and Ron are cheeting the viewers by not having Natalie and Liam on GH. We didn’t get a reunion that we wanted until the end of OLTL and now they are not together. I hope they bring them together soon or it will take a lot away from John Mcbains character, “in my opinion.”

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I agree w/ Vanessa…………………..They left us up in the air with that story ..In my opinion they left a lot of the stories on OLTL’s last epoisode.. They left you wanting MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Half done stories which should have continued to fill in the gaps……………….I guess the writers did their best………………………Again it still makes me want more … It wasn’t a ending in a way it was a beginning………..

Emily
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Emily

Miss John and Natalie, BIGTIME. Hope MA comes to GH, it would be the best news, my soap world would be complete.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I agree with Emily……………………Die hard OLTL fan FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vanessa
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Vanessa

I am writing to Frank V and Ron C to tell them both how I feel not that it will mean much because we have to remember what network they work for. I do think Melissa will be great in the movie.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Good luck writing your letter to Frank V. & Ron C…………

Sheryl
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Sheryl

Can’t wait for this movie because Melissa and David are in it , I know it will be great because they are both great actors. Even though we miss you on OLTL,it will be nice to see you both in a movie .

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I would like to see MA’s Natalie on GH. It doesn’t have to be a contract role. But PLEASE DO NOT BREAK UP JOLIE family. The OLTL fans deserve their happy ending.

Cindy
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Cindy

Spoiler Alert: Spoilers indicate Melissa Archer will appear on GH for a limited, non-contractual appearance. Since she has stated that she is not interested in doing another soap, I would ASSUME that she will be there to resolve the relationship with John, one way or another. Michael Easton only has a 6 month contract – unless it is extended until the January 2013 bitter end. No questions – that’s all I know. You can find the information online at numerous spoiler sites.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I am happy for Melissa Archer’s post-soap success.

Marcia Downs
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Marcia Downs

I would watch Tom Pelphrey read the phone book….he is so talented and I cannot wait for the film to come out.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Read the ABC soap digest the other day..And there is a possilblity Natalie will come to Port Charles for a visit…It’s not definite yet…The writers wan to do it in a certain way if it happens.. That is what I read…………….John was on the phone with Natalie the other day but had to leave a message ..Didn’t talk to her personally…He said he didn’t want to lose her & to please call him back asap……………………I hope things work out and Natalie comes to Port Charles real soon….John needs is better half with him & don’t forget baby Liam…………………………………………………………………………………..

May
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May

I miss Melissa so much. I think Frank Valentini is nuts not to bring
her to GH. She has so much charisma, beauty and energy and I’d definately
watch GH if they brought her aboard. She & Tom P. look gorgeous together.

Huge Fan
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Huge Fan

Miss Melissa and Natalie. I think when John says he breaks up with Natalie, I’m probably going to just be done with GH. I have zero interest in John, Sam, Jason and Liz or whatever they’re trying to do or even in the vendetta he has put over his family. John couldn’t be a family man for 5 minutes.

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Soap Alums Tom Pelphrey, Justin Hartley & William Fichtner Receive 26th Annual Critics Choice Award TV Nominations

Nominations were unveiled on Monday for the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards in the field of Television.

Netflix Ozark and The Crown scored the most nominations with six each.   The award winners will be revealed along with the film categories (those nominations will be released on February 7th) on March 7th in a ceremony on the CW and will be hosted by Taye Diggs.

Some very familiar faces to daytime fans are in the running in some major categories.   First, Tom Pelphrey (Ex-Jonathan, GL, Mick, ATWT) who gave one of the most talked about performances of 2020 in Ozark was nominated along with Justin Hartley (Ex-Adam, Y&R, Ex-Passions, Ex-Revenge)  for his star-turn in This Is Us, for Best Supporting Actor in a a Drama Series.

Meanwhile on the comedy side, former As the World Turns actor, William Fichtner (Ex-Josh) scored for his work in the CBS’ Mom, in the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy series category.

This Is Us’, Sterling K. Brown also received a nomination in the Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work as Randall Pearson, and the series is also in the running for Best Drama Series.

Below are the full nominations in the running with Pelphrey, Hartley and Fichtner.  You can check out the complete nominations in all categories here.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul (AMC)
Justin Hartley – This Is Us (NBC)
John Lithgow – Perry Mason (HBO)
Tobias Menzies – The Crown (Netflix)
Tom Pelphrey – Ozark (Netflix)
Michael K. Williams – Lovecraft Country (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

William Fichtner – Mom (CBS)
Harvey Guillén – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Alex Newell – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC)
Mark Proksch – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Andrew Rannells – Black Monday (Showtime) 

So will you be rooting for Tom or Justin to take hone the Critics Choice Award in the Supporting Actor Drama category? Let us know via the comment section below.

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TONIGHT: Guiding Light “Deck the Zoom” Virtual Holiday Reunion For A Good Cause

Many of your all-time favorite from the beloved Guiding Light will be part of a very special holiday get-together, albeit virtually.

The talented former cast members will be spreading some holiday cheer to help Feeding America during the struggles so many are facing during the coronavirus pandemic.

The livestream kicks-off tonight Thursday, December 17th beginning at 8PM EST/5PM PST on the Locher Room You Tube channel and will be hosted by former Guiding Light show publicist, Alan Locher.  To watch the show click here.

Participating will be: Grant Aleksander (Phillip), Laura Bell Bundy (Marah), Bryan Buffinton (Bill), Jean Carol (Nadine), Beth Chamberlin (Beth), Crystal Chappell (Olivia), Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea), Frank Dicopoulos (Frank), Beth Ehlers (Harley), Morgan Englund (Dylan), Judi Evans (Beth), Jamie Goodwin (Johnny), Melissa Hayden (Bridget), Liz Keifer (Blake), Jessica Leccia (Natalia), Joy Lenz (Michelle), Rachel Miner (Michelle), Michael O’Leary (Rick), Robert Newman (Josh), Peter Simon (Ed), Tina Sloan (Lillian), Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny), Krista Tesreau (Mindy), Jerry verDorn (Ross), Yvonna Kopacz-Wright (Mel), and Kim Zimmer (Reva).

Some late additions to tonight include more of Springfield’s Reardon clan: Ellen Dolan, Harley Jane Kozak and Michael Woods, plus Karla Mosley and Nancy St. Alban.

So will you be checking out this holiday virtual soap special tonight with the best of Springfield? Comment below.

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Tom Pelphrey and Ryan Phillippe Join Cast of ‘American Murderer’

Two standouts, who got their start in the soaps, have landed major roles in the new indie film, American Murderer.

First, Tom Pelphrey (Ex-Jonathan, Guiding Light and Ex-Mick, As the World Turns) will star in the pic as the infamous conman and fugitive Jason Derek Brown.

Pelphrey can currently be seen in the film Mank generating Oscar buzz and fresh off his star turn on Netflix’s, Ozark.   

He joins former One Life to Live alum, Ryan Phillippe (Ex-Billy Douglas) who is fresh off his shocking early season exit on ABC’s new hit drama, Big Sky.  In the new film, Phillippe plays the FBI agent tasked to hunt down Pelphrey’s Brown.

Idina Menzel and Jacki Weaver also headline the cast.

America Murderer is currently being filmed in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Matthew Gentile wrote the script and is directing.

So are you intrigued to see the film starring Tom and Ryan when it is released? Comment below.

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